Autism Risk Factors
The causes of ASDs are uncertain, but experts have pinpointed people who may be at more risk of developing autism. Read about what might put you at risk.
The heritability of autism is the proportion of differences in expression of autism
that can be explained by genetic variation; if the heritability of a condition is high,
Jul 20, 2014 ... The researchers calculated that nearly half of all risk for autism in a population
traces to common inherited variations in genes. In any one ...
Apr 15, 2015 ... Most experts agree there is a hereditary component at works when a child
develops autism in the womb, according to the researchers.
Ways to get autism that do not run in the family. Autism isn't just frustrating for
parents. It is frustrating for scientists too. There is clearly a genetic part to autism.
Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is autism spectrum disorder? ...
of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, the hereditary material in humans, which can ...
Jul 15, 2015 ... There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is generally
accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or ...
Jan 26, 2015 ... Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something
surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with ...
Jul 21, 2016 ... Researchers are unlocking the mystery of autism's origin. Yes, it's mostly 'in the
genes,' but what that means is one of many questions that ...
Autism - or more precisely the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) - represent a
broad group of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social ...